NMC revalidation and code review slides

Revalidation and
Code review update
November 2014
NMC is the largest professional healthcare
regulator in the world – 680,000 on register
we protect patients and the public by regulating
nurses and midwives
we set standards of education, conduct and
performance for nurses and midwives
currently three year renewal period (Prep)
450 hours of practice
35 hours continuing professional development
The Principles
Extensive engagement across 4 countries of UK
Developed in line with our current legislative framework
(450 hours of practice)
Phased approach (phase 1: Jan 2016 to Dec 2018)
Built on the existing processes:
3 year renewal cycle
Regular auditing
Proposed revalidation model
Will replace the current three-yearly renewal and the NoP form.
Each nurse or midwife, at the point of renewal, will declare they
have met the revalidation requirements:
Practised at least 450 hours during the last three years
Undertaken at least 40 hours of CPD, with a minimum of 20 hours
being participatory learning
Declared their good health and good character
Reflected on at least five instances of practice-related feedback
Had an appropriate professional indemnity arrangement in place
Obtained confirmation from a third party
Consultation - part one
Online survey (January to March) on the revalidation model
and the Code:
Focused on operational aspects of the model, gathering
intelligence on how it will work across all settings;
Gauged initial views on the content of the revised Code
Outcomes informed drafting a revised Code and
revalidation model development
Promoted through NMC and stakeholder communication channels
Supported by extensive stakeholder engagement
Consultation - part one
9799 responses (6741 online + 3058 omnibus);
215 responses from organisations;
68% direct patient care, others in management,
education, policy and research roles;
Majority in permanent employment;
Representative responses from all 4 countries;
Omnibus – clear majority of UK public feel revalidation
would enhance public safety.
Consultation part one
• Majority prefer a NMC registered nurse/midwife who is
overseeing their work to confirm:
o Support also for an employer / manager who oversees their work(but
is not a registrant), peer or another UK regulated health professional
who has worked with them.
• Almost all respondents said they receive an appraisal with
a majority feeling it is the best way of obtaining
• Strong support for feedback on practice from peers
(registered nurses/midwives), patients and service users
and other colleagues.
o Also support for relatives and carers
Consultation part two
Started 19 May and closed 11 August 2014;
Considered draft revised Code and revalidation;
Consisted of an online consultation survey and qualitative
research, including deliberative workshops, focus groups
and online forums with:
- nurses and midwives
- employers
- patients and the public
- seldom heard groups
1,652 responses from individuals (110 responses from
organisations / stakeholders)
Final report – mid October
Part 2 Consultation headline
themes: revalidation
Revalidation broadly welcomed as a way of improving the
regulation of nurses and midwives and enhancing patient
Most felt they could access appropriate confirmer and
Majority agreed with requirement of 40 hours CPD (20
hours participatory over 3 years) – feeling that CPD could
have a positive impact on their patient care
Most already reflect on feedback – some keep a formal
account others do so informally
Consultation outcomes: The
Encouraging, the draft revised Code has generated
considerable comment, much of it positive. Going forward key
issues include:
Application: ensuring it addresses all scopes of practice,
not just direct patient care roles.
Tone: including positive language to support the
professionalism agenda.
Length/relevance: reducing the length and enabling
registrants to use the Code to revalidate against their own
practice so they don’t attempt to apply aspects which don’t
relate to their scope of practice.
Engagement overview
Over NMC 100 engagement activities between January –
September 2014;
Directly engaged approx. 2750 stakeholders
Included 5 Stakeholder Summits: March – July 2014
Attended by over 1200 stakeholders
- Mostly managers/leaders of nurses and midwives.
Transition from consultation promotion to strategic partnership
supporting employer readiness
- planning the pilots
- preparing the pilot organisations
revalidation pilots
Commences: early 2015
Purpose: test the process, tools and model
Outcomes: will inform refining the model, guidance,
supporting information and NMC/employer systems and
Coverage: settings to reflect the diversity of the register:
• GSTT / Mersey Care
Tranche 2
Tranche 1
• NHS Tayside
social care, selfNovember
15 October • Aneurin Bevan UHB
employed, niche
• Western HSC Trust
December 2015: Council considers draft revised Code
End of December 2014: publication of revised Code
January 2015: publication of draft guidance for revalidation
January to June 2015: revalidation – pilot and testing
Autumn 2015: Council decision on model and roll out
End of 2015: revalidation launch
Thank you
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